This project remediated the Liberty St Bridge, the Coastline Drive Bridge, the former county courthouse parking deck and part of the Northbank Riverwalk.
Located on the south side of West Forsyth Street between Main and Laura streets, the VyStar Parking Garage will provide parking for the 1,000 employees VyStar Credit Union relocated to its headquarters campus Downtown, the nearby Barnett and Laura Street Trio projects and the general public. The seven-story, 280,804 square-foot parking garage will provide 807 parking spaces as well as 13,169 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
Designed by Dasher Hurst Architects, the project will be built by Danis Construction.
Investment: $22 Million
DPR Construction & Perry-McCall Construction is nearing completion on the seven-story 250,000 square feet critical care tower will serve as the “new front door” to both Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Baptist Medical Center and offer 75 new neonatal intensive care beds and 26 pediatric intensive care beds.
Investment: $187 Million
Jacksonville’s largest credit union relocated its headquarters and 1,000 employees Downtown in 2019. VyStar Credit Union purchased the 23-story high-rise at 76 S. Laura Street and adjacent garage for $59 million in July 2018 and purchased the neighboring seven-story 100 W. Bay Building for $5 million in February 2019. The credit union infused more than $15 million in renovations into 100 W. Bay, with retailers Bread & Board Provisions and Peterbrooke Chocolatier located on the first floor. In addition, the credit union worked with Art Republic to install public art throughout its parking garage and plans to create pop-up experiences in its alleyway. Vystar was also the successful bidder to acquire a City parcel located at the corner of Forsyth and Main and on which the company plans to build a parking garage with associated retail.
Investment: $100+ million
Georgia-based Rise Properties LLC is constructing a 247-unit building with first floor retail, rooftop amenities and a 284-space garage and will be the first major multifamily residential property in the Sports & Entertainment district. A feature wall will incorporate materials and architectural features that were found on the original Doro building. The former Forsyth Street right-of-way adjacent to the site is expected to create a destination for outdoor social activities including markets, culture, and entertainment all year around.
Investment: $65 Million
Riverplace Boulevard has recently been reconstructed to better support new investment and diverse community needs. The new street eliminates two automobile lanes in favor of enhanced pedestrian amenities, protected bicycle lanes, improved on-street parking and low impact design (LID) stormwater raingardens. The plan also includes enhanced bus transit and service from JTA, and utility enhancements completed with JEA.
Walk along the Northbank Riverwalk for an amazing view of the St. John’s River. Many city events take place here including the Light Boat Parade, New Year’s Eye Fireworks and many races.
The Northbank Riverwalk is undergoing repairs including: bulkhead repairs, wayfinding signage and the addition of a performing arts activation node.
The Lofts at Brooklyn is a new community in the heart of Brooklyn in Downtown Jacksonville and offers a wide array of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. Each home is equipped with amenities that reflect both functionality and practicality. Contemporary kitchens, stylish appliances, impressive floor plans, and spectacular views are just some of the amenities residents will enjoy. Lofts at Brooklyn not only offers ideal in-home features, it also provides its residents with unmatched perks within the community. Enjoy a fitness center, clubroom and resident lounge with billiards tables. Controlled access entry, superb on-site maintenance and an accommodating animal friendly policy ensures the comfort of all residents.
Investment: $28 Million
The Isaiah David Hart Bridge is a truss bridge that spans the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. It carries U.S. Route 1 Alternate and State Road 228. It is named after Isaiah Hart, the founder of Jacksonville. It was designed by Sverdrup & Parcel.
The ramp is currently under construction but the bridge is open during construction.
The Fuller Warren Bridge is a prestressed concrete girder bridge that carries Interstate 95 (I-95) across the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Florida Department of Transportation is currently constructing a $126 million project to add traffic lanes and add a new shared-use path to the bridge for pedestrians and bicyclists connecting San Marco and Riverside neighborhoods. The 12-foot-wide shared-use path for pedestrians and cyclists will be on the south side of the bridge, separated from traffic by a fence. The railing will have artistic features developed with input from Riverside Avondale Preservation and the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.
The bridge is available for using during construction and will have lane closures through the end of construction.
The shared-use path is expected to be complete in the summer/fall of 2022.